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==Key Topics==
==Key Topics==
[[:Category:Business | P2P and Business]] ; [[:Category:Business Models | P2P Business Models]] ; [[:Category:Collaborative Economy | Collaborative Economy]]
#[[:Category:Business | P2P and Business]]
#[[:Category:Governance | P2P and Governance]]  
#[[:Category:IP | P2P, Copyright and Property]]
[[:Category:Governance | P2P and Governance]]
==The P2P Paradigms==
[[:Category:IP | P2P, Copyright and Property]]
#[[:Category:Open | Open and Free Input]]
#[[:Category:Participation | Participatory Processes]] ; [[:Category:Cooperation | Cooperation]]
#[[:Category:Commons | Commons Output]]  
==The P2P Paradigms==
See also:
[[:Category:Open | Open and Free Input]]
[[:Category:Participation | Participatory Processes]] ; [[:Category:Cooperation | Cooperation]]
#[[:Category:Cooperation | Cooperation]]
#[[:Category:Participation | Participation]]
#[[:Category:Sharing | Sharing]]
[[:Category:Commons | Commons Output]] ; [[:Category:Sharing | Sharing]]
==The Three Aspects of Peer Production==
==The Three Aspects of Peer Production==
[[:Category:Peerproduction | Peer Production]]
#[[:Category:Peerproduction | Peer Production]]
#[[:Category:Peergovernance | Peer Governance]]
[[:Category:Peergovernance | Peer Governance]]
#[[:Category:Peerproperty | Peer Property]]  
[[:Category:Peerproperty | Peer Property]] [http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Licensing & Licensing]
==The Three Aspects of Application in Society==
==The Three Aspects of Application in Society==
[[:Category:Civil Society | P2P Civil Society Approaches]]
#[[:Category:Civil Society | P2P Civil Society Approaches]]
#[[:Category:P2P Market Approaches | P2P Market Approaches]]
[[:Category:P2P Market Approaches | P2P Market Approaches]]
#[[:Category:P2P State Approaches | P2P State Approaches]]
[[:Category:P2P State Approaches | P2P State Approaches]]
See also:
[[:Category:P2P Class Theory | P2P Class Theory]] ; [[:Category:P2P Hierarchy Theory | P2P Hierrachy Theory]]
==The Peer-Driven Collaborative and Ethical Economy==
==The Peer-Driven Collaborative and Ethical Economy==
[[:Category:Collaborative Economy | Collaborative Economic Practices]]
#[[:Category:Collaborative Economy | Collaborative Economic Practices]]
#[[:Category:Open Company Formats | New Open Company Formats]]
[[:Category:Open Company Formats | New Open Company Formats]]
#[[:Category:Sharing | Mutualized Infrastructures]]
#[[:Category:Business Models | Open Business Models]]
[[:Category:Sharing | Mutualized Infrastructures]]
#[[:Category:Peerfunding | Crowdfunding and Investing]]
#[[:Category:P2P Accounting | New P2P Value Metrics]]
[[:Category:Business Models | Open Business Models]]
#[[:Category:P2P Law | New Enabling Legal Infrastructure]]
#[[Category:P2P Infrastructure | True P2P Technological Infrastructure]]
[[:Category:Peerfunding | Crowdfunding and Investing]]
#From [[:Category:Design | Open and Shared Design]] to [[Category:Manufacturing | Open and Distributed Manufacturing]]
[[:Category:P2P Accounting | New P2P Value Metrics]]
[[:Category:P2P Law | New Enabling Legal Infrastructure]]
[[Category:P2P Infrastructure | True P2P Technological Infrastructure]]
[[Category:Manufacturing | P2P Manufacturing Infrastructure]]
==P2P Infrastructures==
[[:Category:Agrifood | Agriculture and Food]]
[[:Category:Design | Open and Shared Design]]
[[:Category:Manufacturing | Open and Distributed Manufacturing]]
[[:Category:Standards | Open Standards]]
[[:Category:Education | P2P Education and Learning]]
[[:Category:Energy | P2P Energy]]
[[:Category:Facilitation | P2P Facilitation]]
[[:Category:Media | P2P Media]]
[[:Category:Money | P2P Money]] ; [[:Category:Peerfunding | Peer Funding]]
[[:Category:Technology | P2P & Technology]] ; [[:Category:P2P Infrastructure | P2P Technological Infrastructure]]
[[:Category:Transportation | Transportation]]
[[:Category:Villages | P2P Villages]] & [[:Category:Urbanism | Cities]]
==New P2P Culture==
==P2P Domains==
#[[:Category:Art | Art]]
#[[:Category:Intelligence | Collective Intelligence]]
#[[:Category:Culture | Culture]]
#[[:Category:Education | Education and Learning]]
#[[:Category:Facilitation | Group Facilitation]]
#[[:Category:Media | Media]]
#[[:Category:Relational | P2P Relationships]]
#[[:Category:Spirituality | Spirituality]]
[[:Category:Art | P2P Art]]
==New P2P Institutions==
[[:Category:Intelligence | Collective Intelligence]]
#[[:Category:Licensing | Licensing]]
#[[:Category:Standards | Open Standards]]
[[:Category:Ecology | Ecology and Sustainablity]]
[[:Category:Economics | Economics]]
==Domains of Application==
[[:Category:Gaming | P2P Gaming and Metaverses]]
#[[:Category:Agrifood | Agriculture and Food]]
#[[:Category:Ecology | Ecology and Sustainablity]]
#[[:Category:Economics | Economics]]
#[[:Category:Energy | Energy]]
#[[:Category:Gaming | P2P Gaming and 3D Metaverses]]
#[[:Category:Geography | Geography and Mapping]]
#[[:Category:Money | Money and Finance]]
#[[:Category:Music | Music]]
#[[:Category:Policy | Policy]]
#[[:Category:Politics | Politics]]
#[[:Category:Science | Science]]
#[[:Category:Security | Security and Warfare]]
#[[:Category:Taxation | Taxation]]
#[[:Category:Technology | Technology]]
#[[:Category:Transportation | Transportation]]
#[[:Category:Villages | P2P Villages]] & [[:Category:Urbanism | Cities]]
[[:Category:Geography | Geography and Mapping]]
[[:Category:Music | P2P Music]]
[[:Category:Policy | P2P Policy]]
[[:Category:Politics | P2P Politics]]
[[:Category:Relational | P2P Relationality]]
[[:Category:Science | P2P Science]]
[[:Category:Security | P2P Security and Warfare]]
[[:Category:Spirituality | P2P Spirituality, Philosophy and Metaphysics]]
[[:Category:Taxation | P2P Taxation]]

Revision as of 12:11, 9 January 2012

We study the impact of Peer to Peer technology and thought on society.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete" - Buckminster Fuller [1]

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. - Margaret Mead [2]

Towards an Open and Autonomous Internet and Society

P2P in a Nutshell

an easy way to discover the ideas of the P2P Foundation, compiled by Mauro Bieg.

Our aims

We function as a clearinghouse for open/free, participatory/p2p and commons-oriented initiatives.

We aim to be a pluralist network to document, research, and promote peer to peer alternatives. Our political aims could be summarized under the following maxims:

  1. ending the destruction of the biosphere by abandoning the dangerous conceptions of pseudo-abundance in the natural world (i.e. based on the assumption that natural resources are infinite);
  2. promoting free cultural exchange by abandoning the innovation-inhibiting conceptions of pseudo-scarcity in the cultural world (i.e. based on the assumption that the free flow of culture needs to be restricted through excessive copyrights etc...).

Can we help you? How to support us?

  1. How you can help us?; How To Contribute; How to Write for our Wiki; P2P Foundation Wiki Requested Articles
  2. We are conducting P2P Seminars to assist individuals, organizations and society at large in their efforts to adapt to the new participative world based on social innovation. See the Testimonials page for some reactions. And here is a version of our slide presentation at Slideshare
  3. Support the P2P Foundation by buying your books at our Bookstore
  4. Why is participation to the P2P Foundation not totally open?
  5. Important notice on COPYRIGHT: Fair Use Notice

Our Platform

The Foundation

Our Ideas

  1. About The Foundation [3]
  2. Our Understanding of P2P
  3. Manifesto: P2P and Human Evolution
  4. The P2P Meme Map
  5. Best P2P Essays 1 2
  6. Bibliography of Michel Bauwens on P2P

Our Key Resources

  1. The P2P Blog
  2. What’s New in the Wiki
  3. Wiki RSS Feed
  4. Our Newsletter

Learning More

  1. P2P Bookstore
  2. P2P Foundation Participation in Scientific Symposia
  3. P2P Seminars & (Testimonials)
  4. Our Expert Database
  5. Watch this P2P lecture!
  6. Listen to this Podcast
  7. Read this Interview

Who We Are

Internal Wiki Pages

  1. Check them out here

Join our learning community!

  1. P2P Foundation Email Lists
  2. P2P Foundation RSS Feeds


We are looking for maintainers for our subject pages! Interested?

Key Topics

  1. P2P and Business
  2. P2P and Governance
  3. P2P, Copyright and Property

The P2P Paradigms

  1. Open and Free Input
  2. Participatory Processes ; Cooperation
  3. Commons Output

See also:

  1. Cooperation
  2. Participation
  3. Sharing

The Three Aspects of Peer Production

  1. Peer Production
  2. Peer Governance
  3. Peer Property

The Three Aspects of Application in Society

  1. P2P Civil Society Approaches
  2. P2P Market Approaches
  3. P2P State Approaches

The Peer-Driven Collaborative and Ethical Economy

  1. Collaborative Economic Practices
  2. New Open Company Formats
  3. Mutualized Infrastructures
  4. Open Business Models
  5. Crowdfunding and Investing
  6. New P2P Value Metrics
  7. New Enabling Legal Infrastructure
  8. From Open and Shared Design to

New P2P Culture

  1. Art
  2. Collective Intelligence
  3. Culture
  4. Education and Learning
  5. Group Facilitation
  6. Media
  7. P2P Relationships
  8. Spirituality

New P2P Institutions

  1. Licensing
  2. Open Standards

Domains of Application

  1. Agriculture and Food
  2. Ecology and Sustainablity
  3. Economics
  4. Energy
  5. P2P Gaming and 3D Metaverses
  6. Geography and Mapping
  7. Money and Finance
  8. Music
  9. Policy
  10. Politics
  11. Science
  12. Security and Warfare
  13. Taxation
  14. Technology
  15. Transportation
  16. P2P Villages & Cities

P2P Resources

General P2P Resources

Case Studies

Companies with P2P business models

Conferences on P2P topics


Encyclopedia : New! Mini-version

Events Calendar

Individuals, Who's Who in P2P

Movements, P2P and commons-rriented org's


Research on P2P

Resources and tools

Statistics on P2P trends

Media Resources

Articles on P2P topics

Books on P2P topics

Fiction with P2P themes

Graphics to use in presentations

Podcasts and Audio

Webcasts and Video

Special Individual Projects

We're urgently looking for female-led projects for this space!

  1. Adam Arvidsson's Ethical Economy
  2. Allen Butcher's Community Economics
  3. Chris Cook's Open Capital approach
  4. Patrick Anderson's User Ownership Theory
  5. Péter Mázsa's Free Tax Project‎
  6. Robert Searle's Transfinancial Economics
  7. Thomas Kalka's Key P2P Concepts
  8. Timothy Wilken's Synergic Projects

Other P2P Foundation Projects

  1. Collaboration Platform Projects: cooperation for social action
  2. Core Peer-2-Peer Collaboration Principles - Initiator Ryan Lanham
  3. Distributed Manufacturing Collaborative Platforms: open design and distributed manufacturing platforms
  4. List of P2P Researchers - preparation for launch of a P2P Research Group
  5. List of European Policy Consultants - Celia Blanco
  6. Participatory Spirituality Conference
  7. P2P Cities: open cities
  8. P2P Public Intellectuals
  9. P2P Theory Books